2019 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners and finalists

The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at Optus Stadium on 2 October 2019.

This year 69 submissions were received with 33 companies recognised as finalists.  Eight companies were recognised with a winner’s trophy and 10 companies received a certificate of merit.  An outline of all finalists is available in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2019 booklet.

Work health and safety invention of the year 

Finalists in the 199 employees or less category

The Department would like to congratulate the winners and finalists in this category.

  • Quattro Project Engineering – Quattro fan hanging system
  • ReRisk – ReRisk
  • Rotation Solutions – Tundra safety app

Winner

  • Quattro Project Engineering – Quattro fan hanging system

Quattro developed a mechanised solution for installing and removing underground mine ventilation fans.  This system does not require any working at heights when installing fans, and additional work to attach ducting can be carried out from a mobile elevating work platform.

Quattro Project Engineering - Work health and safety invention of the year
Quattro Project Engineering - Work health and safety invention of the year, by Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
Quattro Project Engineering - Work health and safety invention of the year, by Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

Finalists in the 200 employees or more category

The Department would like to congratulate the winners and finalists in this category.

  • BHP – Self powered proximity switch test box
  • BHP Nickel West – Nickel West Kwinana laboratory automation
  • Clough – A new perspective on working at height
  • Komatsu – Komatsu tune safe
  • Piacentini and Son – Piacentini and Son Panther
  • Rio Tinto – Tanks construction working at height elimination
  • Rio Tinto – Tipper truck – Raised body alarm system

Winner

  • Clough – A new perspective on working at height

Clough was able to minimise working at height risks through the development of alternative construction methods.  The construct at ground level concept developed for the Water Corporation’s Ultra Filtration Reserve Osmosis Building could be applied to the construction of any steel structured building.

Clough - Work Health and Safety Invention of the Year
Clough - Work Health and Safety Invention of the Year, by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Clough - Work Health and Safety Invention of the Year, by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Certificate of merit recipients

  • Komatsu – Komatsu tune safe
  • Rio Tinto – Tanks construction working at height elimination

Best solution to a work health and safety risk

Finalists

  • BHP – Ship loader anti-collision and automation project
  • Mainline Demolition Pty Ltd – Mandurah bridge 320 down
  • Melius Consulting – Improving health, safety and productivity outcomes through identifying and supporting individuals with sleep disorders
  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Ports Dampier idler weight reduction
  • TENSA Equipment and Multiplex – Remote load control during lifting operations with Roborigger
  • Water Corporation – Customised chemical barrier protection
  • WesTrac – Elimination of live work 

Winner -199 employees or less

  • Mainline Demolition Pty Ltd – Mandurah bridge 320 down

Demolition of the Old Mandurah Bridge offered a unique opportunity for Mainline to harness experience and innovation and apply it in a live waterway environment.  The aged condition of the structure, variable tidal flows, live traffic and active inner urban shorelines presented many operational challenges.  The team focused on implementing best practice to achieve a zero incident, zero harm completion of demolition.

Mainline Demolition - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk
Mainline Demolition - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk, by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mainline Demolition - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk, by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Winner - 200 employees or more

  • TENSA Equipment and Multiplex – Remote load control during lifting operations with Roborigger

Roborriger is a load controlling device that allows lifting to be performed without workers needing to be in nearby during the high risk lifting and lowering phase.  No taglines are used and loads can be manoeuvred without touching existing structure or having taglines snag.  Roborriger increases the operating window for lifting operations that involve loads with large surface areas which are affected by wind. 

TENSA Equipment and Multiplex - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk
TENSA Equipment and Multiplex - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
TENSA Equipment and Multiplex - Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

Certificate of merit recipients

  • Water Corporation – Customised chemical barrier protection
  • WesTrac – Elimination of live work

 

Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative 

Finalists in the 199 employees or less category

  • Galactic Co-operative – Galactic workplace health and wellbeing initiative
  • Neerigen Brook Primary – Staff and student well being
  • Ranger Drilling – Ranger hydration and heat illness program

Winner - 199 employees or less

  • Galactic Co-operative – Galactic workplace health and wellbeing initiative

Galactic Co-operative surveyed all staff to pinpoint issues and areas where improvements had the highest potential impact on workplace wellbeing.  From the survey and workshops, highest priority issues were confirmed as well as root cauces, brainstorm solutions and consensus for an action plan.  The plan aimed to decrease cognitive demands by standardising work processes better and provide training.   

Galactic Co-operative - Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative
Galactic Co-operative - Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
Galactic Co-operative - Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

Certificate of merit recipients

  • Neerigen Brook Primary – Staff and student wellbeing
  • Ranger Drilling – Ranger hydration and heat illness program

Finalists in the 200 employees or more category

  • BHP – BHP family connection magnets
  • ConsMin – Mining minds matter, working away not alone 

Winner - 200 employees or more category

  • ConsMin – Mining minds matter, working away not alone

ConsMin developed a mental health framework to safeguard the mental health of their people and facilitate the provision of a safe workplace for all.  This comprehensive strategy demonstrates the importance of taking a holistic approach to addressing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace – there is no single quick fix and it is important to tackle the issue in a comprehensive way.

ConsMin - Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative
ConsMin - Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative, by Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
ConsMin - Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative, by Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

 Certificate of merit recipient

BHP – BHP family connection magnets

Leadership excellence award 

Finalists

  • Clough – Preventing construction fatalities through the Major Accident Prevention (MAP) program
  • Fortescue Metals Group – Participate to eliminate
  • Lendlease – Mums for safety
  • Programmed – Young workers program
  • Rio Tinto – Driving leadership excellence in electrical safety 

Winner

  • Rio Tinto – Driving leadership excellence in electrical safety

The project was designed to focus on electrical asset health, and employee safety.  This approach employed state of the art monitoring and data management techniques to reduce the often unseen, and potentially fatal risks, with high voltage hardware.  The process also strengthened the knowledge sharing between those at the operational end and those responsible for design and decision making in engineering and management.

Rio Tinto - Leadership Excellence Awards
Rio Tinto - Leadership Excellence Awards, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
Rio Tinto - Leadership Excellence Awards, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

Certificate of merit recipient

Programmed – Young workers program

Safety and health representative of the year 

Finalists

  • Denise Amohia – Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Matthew Clements – Fortescue Metals Group
  • Mike Pinkham – City of Cockburn
  • Megan Rosser – Fortescue Metals Group
  • Christopher Scott – St Stephen’s School
  • Megan Silvey – St John of God Hospital Murdoch

Winner

Megan Silvey – St John of God Hospital Murdoch

Megan Silvey has brought significant positive changes to the Endoscopy department at St John of God Hospital Murdoch through identifying health and safety issues and facilitating improvement in safety culture.  Megan is willing to be at the forefront in developing and educating her fellow caregivers in regard to OHS issues.

Megan Silvey - Safety and Health Representative of the Year
Megan Silvey - Safety and Health Representative of the Year, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety
Megan Silvey - Safety and Health Representative of the Year, by Department of Mines, Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety

Certificate of merit recipients

  • Mike Pinkham – City of Cockburn
  • Christopher Scott – St Stephen’s School 
 

Share this page:

Last modified: